Arakawa and Madeline Gins have set out to completely rethink architecture. They pose themselves no less a task than helping mankind to find immortality through architecture. Literally, they aim to reverse human destiny by reappraising architecture’s basis – the original symbiosis of man and the biosphere. The outcome is not an ecological manifesto, but a draft for a completely new understanding of the body, consciousness, perception and the environment. With absolute seriousness, but also playfully, they consider the “architectural body”, which has always been inseparably interwoven with building and the process of being built around. Can we make use of this intermingling to become immortal? Madeline Gins and Arakawa say “yes”—and they have been realising their concept for man’s future through their construction projects in the USA and Japan since 1990.